While there are a variety of treatments to replace missing teeth, dental implants are proven most effective and most durable. Vassey Dental Partners in Peachtree City, GA offers dental implants to patients as a permanent and natural looking solution for tooth loss. It is not ideal to ignore missing teeth as they are part of an integrated system which maintains the alignment of neighboring teeth. This is why each individual tooth plays such an important role and missing a tooth or several teeth can make you look older than you are and cause difficulty when speaking or chewing.
When we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of the jawbone and helps prevent bone loss. Missing teeth no longer stimulate bone during chewing, and when they are not replaced quickly it may cause the jawbone to shrink, making replacement options more difficult. Dental implants have a success rate of 95% and are quickly becoming a standard in modern dentistry for replacing missing teeth.
You may want to choose dental implants if you:
- Have a single tooth that is either missing or broken or a tooth with significant decay that cannot be corrected with a dental crown or other restoration
- Replace multiple teeth where a dental bridge may normally be used
- Replace all teeth instead of dentures
- Want to support dentures that are uncomfortable or loose for you
- Are unsatisfied with your removable partial denture
The dental implant process takes place over several months and requires multiple visits. Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive evaluation of the head, mouth and jaw along with x-rays and screenings to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. We are able to achieve high success rates with our patients because of the care and time we put into treatment planning. Part of the planning process may include photographs and models to demonstrate the final results of your treatment.